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This Day in Georgia History

January 03, 1955

Iris Faircloth Blitch Sworn In

Iris Faircloth Blitch was sworn into office as representative of Georgia’s 8th congressional district. She was the first woman from Georgia to win a regularly scheduled election and to serve a full term in Congress, where she served in the U.S. House from 1955 to 1963. Blitch was born in Vidalia, Ga. on April 25, 1912.

To view Blitch depicted in an editorial cartoon, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Iris Faircloth Blitch Sworn In View large image
Source: United States Congress